Remember that bizarre story about former president Bill Clinton being approached for the role of the president in Fallout 3? Well as it turns out, that was more about an overzealous casting agent than anything Bethesda actually wanted. Speaking to Variety's The Cut Scene blog (via Kotaku), Pete Hines, Bethesda's vice president of public relations and marketing, says they never actually asked for Clinton to be approached for the role.

The story originated from an interview with Lev Chapelsky, general manager of Blindlight, a talent acquisition agency. Chapelsky told Edge that "we've made offers to Bill Clinton for video games and gotten great responses with attorneys who have said, 'The former president will not participate in one of your video game products, thank you very much.'"

But now according to Hines, that was never exactly at Bethesda's request,

"Before they would pitch us on someone like Clinton, they may first go ask if he would do something like that," Hines said. "In no way, shape or form, did we say President Clinton is who we want for this role or (tell Blindlight to) go chase him."

Still, it would have been pretty cool if Clinton actually agreed to it, wouldn't it have? Maybe they can get George W. Bush whenever they get around to Fallout 4?

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